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The Folio Society's illustrated edition of Diamonds Are Forever

17 October, 2018

The Folio Society has released their sixth illustrated Ian Fleming novel: Diamonds Are Forever.

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This title in the 007 collectors’ series, the luxurious Diamonds Are Forever edition, features once again original illustrations and a pictorial slipcase by acclaimed illustrator Fay Dalton.

With the tantalizing combination of Vegas, Bond and Tiffany Case, fans of The Folio Society’s Ian Fleming’s Bond series will no doubt be excited to see what series illustrator Fay Dalton has created for Diamonds Are Forever – and they won’t be disappointed. This is the sixth volume in the The Folio Society Bond collection, featuring the distinctive and stylish binding design inspired by the secret agent’s impeccable suits, and a stunning illustrated slipcase.

About Diamonds Are Forever
This was Fleming’s fourth book in the Bond series, where America is the backdrop for the adventures taking the reader from the simmering, sulphurous mud baths of Saratoga to the ‘ghastly glitter’ of Las Vegas. It is in the gambling dens of ’50s Vegas – a world of glamour and gangsters – that we see Bond in his element, sizing up the roulette wheel and casually taking the house for everything it’s got. The only Bond novel not to have roots in the Cold War, Fleming makes certain that Diamonds are Forever has more than its share of larger than life villains and set pieces.

Writing to a friend, Fleming commented with typical humour that for this novel he had included ‘every single method of escape and every variety of suspenseful action that I had omitted from my previous books – in fact everything except the kitchen sink, and if you can think up a good plot involving kitchen sinks, please send it along speedily’.

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Illustration ©2018 Fay Dalton from The Folio Society’s edition of Ian Fleming’s Diamonds Are Forever

About the illustrator
Fay Dalton is a London-based illustrator. She has a first class degree in Illustration and was the winner of the 2010 Pickled Ink Award for illustration. Fay combines traditional drawing and painting methods with digital painting.

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Illustration ©2018 Fay Dalton from The Folio Society’s edition of Ian Fleming’s Diamonds Are Forever

Book details
- Bound in blocked cloth
- Set in Miller Text with Folio Bond Condensed
- 240 pages
- 7 colour illustrations
- Pictorial slipcase
- 9" x 6¼"

Earlier titles in this series are Casino RoyaleFrom Russia With Love, Dr NoMoonraker and Goldfinger.

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